With all the recent talk about Rutgers hiring Mike Rice to be its new men's basketball coach, and Steve Lavin reeling in his first big recruit at St. John's (Dwayne Polee Jr.), there's been less attention paid to some developments at other local schools.
Fordham, under new head coach Tom Pecora, announced that it has signed four new players for the 2010-2011 season. They are:
Kervin Bristol, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound JUCO transfer from Broward Community College in Florida.
Marvin Dominique, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound wing player from Winchendon Prep School in Massachusetts.
Branden Frazier, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn.
Lamount Samuell, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound guard from Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts (a Brooklyn native, who starred at Boys & Girls High School in Brooklyn as well).
Fordham certainly needs talent, coming off a disastrous 2-26 season (0-16 in the Atlantic 10). Pecora is known as an excellent recruiter, and is off to a good start.
"We've addressed a number of our recruiting needs with the signing of these four student-athletes," Pecora said in a statement. "They all have the ability to contribute immediately to the growth of the Fordham basketball program."